Strakosha nightmare against Scotland shows Klopp's great decision with Alisson

A dejected Thomas Strakosha of Albania and Berat Gjimshiti of Albania after Steven Naismith of Scotland scores a goal to make it 1-0 during the UEFA Nations League C group one match...

Recent Liverpool target Thomas Strakosha endured a dismal night for Albania.

A dejected Thomas Strakosha of Albania and Berat Gjimshiti of Albania after Steven Naismith of Scotland scores a goal to make it 1-0 during the UEFA Nations League C group one match...

The first international break of the season is coming to an end, and Scotland will be delighted to have picked up their first UEFA Nations League win over Albania on Monday night.

Alex McLeish was slammed following the 4-0 home defeat to Belgium last week, but two Steven Naismith goals helped Scotland to a 2-0 win at Hampden Park.

Liverpool fans may have been paying attention to the game given Andrew Robertson's contribution from left wing back, but another player Reds supporters may be familiar with was in action.

 

Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha started in goal for Albania, and whilst he is highly regarded in Italy, he endured a nightmare against Scotland.

The 23-year-old was shaky throughout and didn't inspire much confidence, with Scotland testing him on a number of occasions and finding a goalkeeper clearly short of his best.

Strakosha was strongly linked with a move to Liverpool over the summer, as newspaper Il Messaggero reported that the Reds offered around €30million (£26million) for the stopper, which was rejected.

Thomas Strakosha of Albania during the UEFA Nations League C group one match between Scotland and Albania at Hampden Park on September 10, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Liverpool ended up splashing a huge £67million on Roma goalkeeper Alisson instead, and it's fair to say that Jurgen Klopp went for the right goalkeeper in the Italian capital.

Whilst Strakosha still appears raw and endured a nightmare in Glasgow last night, Alisson has conceded just one league goal – and whilst it was his mistake, the Brazilian has been an inspired signing, breathing confidence into the Liverpool back four...which Strakosha wouldn't have provided based on how Albania's defence were all over the place on Monday night.

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool with Alisson Becker of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on August 28, 2018 in Liverpool,...

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